Photography: The Berkshires 2012

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sara & jake / mountain flowers & a good book/ exploring the water / caught / rowing expert

These were from a family vacation to Massachusetts last year. The lake, the mountain air, oh how I miss it! Also, if you didn’t notice, I gave myself yet another name & logo. Trying a few out before I stick to one! (I might just be addicted to making logos…..)

Photos I’ve Been Meaning to Share

Clever Name right?

These are photos that have sitting on my camera that I’ve been meaning to post either to Flickr or to this blog for various reasons. Well, now I’m posting them all at once. They range from August 2012 – March 2013. I hope to share more of my Photography up here as well.

I attempted to take a photo of myself during a make-up trial. This was too “Princess” but something about this photo kept me from deleting it.


Eagerly awaiting the RSVPs for our wedding…. This was the first batch to arrive!  Can you believe I’ve been married for 4 months?


Christmas 2013

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My mother made Ian and my sister’s Fiance stockings  :)


His name is Spot. He lives in the crack in our basement floor. No joke. He’s our “pet”  :)


My lovely husband posing for his portrait.


All Photos on this blog belong to Dara Hopkins © 2009-2013 -Please do not steal, or use without permission.  :)

Engaged? Yeah like 8 months ago

Last Saturday, we met with my friend Alex who is a brilliant photographer. We discussed possibly shooting our wedding photos, and she shot some engagement photos as well. We were at Ringwood Manor in Ringwood, NJ.

For those who care to see:

All Photos © Alexandra Somma Photography


Good News! Another wedding :)

Before i get to the news, I just want to say WOW!
My family planned and perfectly executed a surprise engagement party for Ian and I on March 10th. I had no idea! My dad’s birthday is the 11th, so I was told to show up for HIS surprise party. It was well done! All of my family was there and Ian’s family. We feel so blessed to have everyone there for us. It was surreal having my aunt siting next to his uncle telling a story to my best friend and her boyfriend. It was just insane. That was the word of that day, “this is insane”.  :)

Thank you everyone. <3

Okay, on to the News!

My older sister, April and her wonderful boyfriend, Danny are newly ENGAGED! It happened March 15th in their apartment just like they both had imagined. (her ring is gorgeous btw).  :)

We’re so happy for her. She’s my Maid of Honor and also the Maid of Honor in another wedding 3 weeks before mine! She’s got a lot on her plate for sure. I’m her Maid of Honor, yay! :) I’m super excited for them. Super super excited!

April is a teacher, so they are thinking about a Summer 2013 wedding to fit around Summer vacation. :)